I was wondering if anyone out there can share any information/experience they have about insurance covering weight loss surgery.
My current insurance does cover certain weight lost surgeries, but, I've heard some real horror stories about getting them to agree to it.
I've played around with the idea in my head. I'm 25, 5'2", and 230 pounds according to my home scale. My BMI is 40+. I've been heavy since childhood. 120 was my lowest weight, from ages 11-15. Since 15, I've been steadily gaining weight over the years. I've tried everything, it seems like. I haven't been able to get below 190 in years. I went to the gym for months, and ultimately failed at doing that, too.
I'm still working on losing weight now, and sometimes I feel very selfish for even thinking about weight loss surgery.
I've never had any issues directly related to my body weight... Don't ask me how. I think that this is one of the things that they take into account when considering you.
Like I said, I feel very selfish for considering weight loss surgery. I may be very obese, but, I am still able bodied. It's less physical, and more mental.
So, please share with me your stories, wisdom, and advice on this matter.
Did you go through your insurance? Are you thinking about going through your insurance?